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Balkenator Give-A-Way

You’d think that Stanley Squirrel is the first character created for Jeff Balke Studios.  Well you’re pretty much right.  However, there was another character created well before the studio even started when I was coloring comic books full time. The Balkenator.  Yes, it’s a cartooned version of me.  I introduced him into some of the […]

FanExpo Chicago 50 Years!

Coming up next weekend, I’m very excited to announce, I’ll be a guest at the Fan Expo Chicago Con.  Not only was this the first convention I’ve ever attended as a fan, but this year, they are celebrating 50 years!  This is the first time in 6-7 years I’ll be attending this show as a […]

Double Matted Visions

I’m very proud of the characters I’ve created.  From Stanley and Friends to Dancing Skeletons to my very own Fairytale Land.  Which is one of the reasons why I added mattes to all the 5×7 ARToons.  Making each one special, different and original. But of course, I’m always looking to “level-up” myself in some way […]

Coloring with PRIDE!

Now through the end of June, celebrate PRIDE with an Original “Coloring with PRIDE” Hand Coloring!  Choose from any of the Original Hand Colorings in the store www.balkestudiosart.com, type in the notes/message section when checking out, “Color with PRIDE” and I’ll add the Pride flag colors somewhere in the piece.  Because each Original Hand Coloring […]

New Merchandise

With Spring here I can finally release the new Spring/Summer merchandise line up.  From unisex t-shirts to flip flops and phone cases.  I pretty much have something for everyone, including kids (which I hope to expand soon).  The more I sell, the more the site releases for me to make NEW items. I’ve teamed up […]

Coloring with Jeff NEW Season

Starting February 1st, I’m very happy to announce that a NEW season of Coloring with Jeff will be back LIVE!  It’s been a little while since the last season, but I’m back and I have a whole NEW line of Original Hand Colorings to color up for you including some fan favorites. The first episode […]

2022 Conventions

2022 is here and it’s time to THINK BIG and MOVE FORWARD!  For the longest time I’ve been holding myself back and keeping almost the same kind of set ups I’ve had at conventions since I first started attending them professionally.  All that is going to change.  This year I’m focused on setting up something […]